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Authorized Version

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Bibliography.

An English translation of the Bible made in 1611 at the order of James I and still widely used, though never formally ‘authorized’. Also called the King James Bible.

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Bangor Antiphonary

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Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana MS C. 5. inf. The MS was probably written at Bangor, northern Ireland, between 680 and 692. At some point in the early Middle Ages, Irish monks ...

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Bernard de Montfaucon

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(1655–1741),

one of the foremost Maurist patristic scholars. After embarking on a military career he joined the Maurist Benedictine congregation in 1676. He produced splendid...

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bullarium

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Bibliography.

A collection of Papal bulls and other similar documents.

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calligraphy and Epigraphy

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Bibliography.

A hadith claims that a person who writes beautifully “in the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate” (the bismillah) will enter paradise. The belief that God's own word, the Quran,...

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Congregation of Propaganda Fide

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Bibliography.

The Roman Congregation which is concerned with missionary activity throughout the world and with the administration of territories where there is no established hierarchy. It originated in...

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Gideon Bibles

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Bibles placed in hotel bedrooms, prison cells, hospitals and other places by an organization of Christian business and professional men and their wives. The Gideons were founded by a group...

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Hans Egede

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(1686–1758),

‘Apostle of the Eskimos’. He went as a Lutheran missionary from Norway to Greenland in 1721. In 1736 he returned to Copenhagen, where he founded a seminary for...

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inscription

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[Ar]

A set of words or pictographic images cut into the surface of a block of stone, ceramic panel, metal plate, or some other kind of durable material in order to record some kind...

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Kāmasūtra

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An ancient Sanskrit treatise on the art of love and sexual technique; the name comes from Sanskrit, from kāma ‘love’ + sūtra ‘thread’.

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